Apple patents anti-sexting software

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The crusade to sterilize the Apple image into a gleaming, user-friendly beacon of information and communication (no touching!) is almost complete. After whitewashing all apps having to do with sex or sexiness from their products, Apple is now seeking to install an anti-sexting device in the iPhone. How will it be controlled? By parental controls. Call it the V-chip for the new generation:

In one embodiment, the control application includes a parental control application. The parental control application evaluates whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user’s age or grade level, and, if unauthorized, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication.

If the control contains unauthorized text, the control application may alert the user, the administrator or other designated individuals of the presence of such text. The control application may require the user to replace the unauthorized text or may automatically delete the text or the entire communication. [Tech Crunch]


Kids will just have to think outside of the box to get their message across, and isn't that a great directive for the young? You can get over the hump of censorship, if you're clever enough. And then you can screw.